Dateline: Week Of July 22, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
The Israeli-Palestinian summit at Camp David is a bust. At issue was the future of Jerusalem.
Gov. George W. Bush chooses Dick Cheney as his vice presidential running mate.
The Republicans open their national convention in Philadelphia.
Trailing fire – An Air France Concorde destined for New York crashes just after takeoff from Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris, killing all 109 people on board and four more on the ground. It was the first crash of a Concorde in its 30-year-history.
Time Warner wants to offer Internet service over its cable network.
The Republican-lead House votes to reduce a tax paid by seniors who get Social Security. The bill repeals a 1993 law the requires seniors whose total annual income exceeds $34,000 for singles and $44,000 for couples to pay more in taxes on as much as 85% of their Social Security benefits.
Vice President Al Gore says that if elected, George W Bush would appoint right-wing ideologues’ to the bench that could undermine rights.
A tire blew out as the doomed Air France Concorde roared down the runway, France’s Transport Ministry said, leading to speculation that debris from the blowout might have triggered a fire in one of the plane’s engines.
Hizbul Moujahedeen - A pro-Pakistani militant group in Kashmir declared a cease-fire for three months, saying it was ready to hold peace talks with the Indian government.
In Thailand – secretary of state Madeleine Albright – Tuxedo-clad and brandishing a cane, sang – “thanks for the Memories” in front of a standing-room only audience of diplomats and dignitaries gathered for the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations’ regional forum on security issues.
In Japan - Russian President Vladimir V. Putin finds the time and energy this week to indulge his passion for judo after a grueling three-day summit of the Group of 8 industrialized nations. Putin holds a black-belt in judo.
Sports News – July 22, 2000
Scotland - Tiger Woods wins the British Open by eight shots!
Technology News – July 22, 2000
Napster is ordered to shut down or stop allowing its 20 million users to stop swapping copyrighted material. The company has until midnight the same day.
Napster is granted a last-minute reprieve by a federal appeal court, reversing a judge’s order that would have shut down the service by midnight.
Microsoft Corp. urged the U.S. Supreme Court to step aside and let a federal appeals court decide whether the No. 1 software maker illegally defended its Windows monopoly and should be split in two.
Disney Co warns that an AOL-Time Warner merger would severely limit entertainment programming and urges that tough restrictions be placed on the deal.
Music News – July 22, 2000
Usher is taking a break after he passed out in a New York recording studio. Exhaustion and dehydration are being blamed.
On HBO – ‘Nsync Live From Madison Square Garden.
Television News – July 22, 2000
Dennis Miller makes his Monday Night Football debut. Are you ready?
United Paramount Network will continue, but is dropping “United” and will be called the Paramount Network.
O.J. Simpson will not be appearing on “The View” as scheduled. His appearance was to promote his participation in a two-hour Internet chat session where members pay a fee to ask him questions.
Sunday night television listings/TV Guide – week of July 22, 2000
CBS – 60 Minutes, Touched by an Angel, the Inheritance
NBC – Gymnastics, Gerald Rivera Reports, Movie-Demolition Man
ABC – Homeward But III, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Practice
Fox – Futurama, King of the Hill, Malcolm in the Middle, X-Files
WB – 7th Heaven Beginnings, Steve Harvey Show, For Your Love, Jamie Foxx Show, For Your Love
PBS – Nature, Ann of Green Gables part 2
MTV - 1999 Video Music Awards (repeat)
Top Movies – July 22, 2000
What Lies Beneath
Pokemon the movie 2000
The Perfect Storm
Me, Myself & Irene
Disney’s The Kid.